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Baseball in the Movies

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Code: 1J0372
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Baseball has always been a symbol as much as a sport, offering a sunny rendering of the American Dream—both the hard work that underpins it and the rewards it promises. Film, which magnifies and mythologizes all it touches, has long been the ideal medium to canonize this aspirational idea. 

Washington City Paper film critic and author Noah Gittell sheds light on well-known classics and overlooked gems while exploring how baseball cinema creates a stage upon which the American ideal is born, performed, and repeatedly redefined. Gittell has covered film and baseball for The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, The Ringer, Slate, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

His new book, Baseball: The Movie (Triumph), is available for purchase.

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  • Purchase your copy of Baseball: The Movie by Noah Gittell here.
  • SPECIAL NOTE: Politics and Prose is offering a 10% discount to Smithsonian Associates ticket-holders. To claim your discount, enter the code SPECIAL10 (no space between letters and numbers) in the “Coupon discount” or “Comments” section on Politics and Prose's check-out page.

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